EIT Food News

Creating Ventures Online Course in Sustainable and Personalized Food

EIT Food online course for university students in creating ventures in sustainable and personalized food starts 23rd of October.

Fifty students with different academic backgrounds will meet online and share their scientific experience and university knowledge to create new concepts and ideas that will lead to development of sustainable and personalized food. This 3-week course managed by professional tutors will introduce participants to several topics such as: innovations in food sector, human nutrition in food systems, food and digital disruptions, as well as business model generation and presentation pitching. Participants will work in interdisciplinary teams, identifying problems, prototyping viable solutions with a validated value proposition and pitching their projects in front of a panel of experts.

The EIT Food RIS Venture Creation School is organized by Matis (Iceland), University of Cambridge (England), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS (Poland). A special input will be also delivered by Finnish start-up businesses operating in the agri-food sector.

Programme structure

This course is delivered online through a variety of methods, including real-time video conference sessions delivered by the course leaders, group ideation sessions with other participants and electronic material to work outside of class.

The programme will take place over 3 weeks starting 23rd October, with 30 hours’ online contact time and 15 hours’ asynchronous learning time during that period.

Application deadline is 11. October.

See video.

More information and application portal.